Neuse River Information In Eastern NC Waterways

September 2020

The Neuse River is a large estuary of the Pamlico Sound that extends in to New Bern NC with many attached bays, creeks, and rivers.

Please visit our article on South River to learn more about just one of these waterways in Eastern NC and to learn more about tourism, ecotourism, places to see and things to do on the water.

Please be sure to ask questions and offer information on the linked article if you know other information about the Neuse River and the river we linked.

Information we are looking for is boating and sailing information, natural resources, campsites and RV parks, fishing guides, walking trails, local area wildlife refuges, opportunities for birding, and photography.

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Tidal Estuary Information In Eastern NC

A estuary is a widening body of a coastal river as it approaches the sea and contains a mixture of fresh water and saltwater (brackish). Additionally, a estuary typically has a network of smaller rivers, creeks, and other waterways that connect to it.

A tidal estuary is simply one that is affected by tides.

In this article, we are going to focus on an important large estuary in Eastern NC that serves as an important landmark for living shorelines, maritime ecosystems, saltwater marshes, commercial fishing, and the harvesting of shellfish like clams, shrimp, and oysters.

Please use the title link to enter our discussion area so that you can input information in to this learning resource.

Furthermore, we are urging you to review our article on NC energy production as this coastal region is seeing a large push for energy companies to begin drilling, seismic blasting, and fracking of natural resources to gain energy from fossil fuels. How will energy production of NC water resources affect natural habitats and maritime ecosystems in the state?

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State Enforcement, Regulations, And Restrictions Versus Making A Living Fishing And Harvesting Shellfish

September 2, 2020 – NC Water Quality Article

Topics include laws, regulations, restrictions, and enforcement of recreational and commercial interest versus environmental concerns and the conflicts these two areas create for each other in coastal regions along the North Carolina coast, barrier islands, and waterways including estuaries, rivers, and bays.

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The Importance Of Regulations, Standards, Laws, And Education On Coastal Bodies Of Water In NC

July 2020

As populations grow in rural areas of Coastal NC, there is an emerging impact of rivers, estuaries, sounds, and beaches where a balance of conservation and environmentalism will have to butt heads with commercial interest that want to see growth and development at all cost.

Ecosystems from vulnerable sea turtles, living shorelines, other marine mammals, and decreasing land masses will need to be watched closely.

Additionally, climate change considerations on the growing threat of more frequent and strong tropical storms and hurricanes will need to be monitored.

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NC Marine Debris Action Plan – Keeping Waterways, Estuaries, Rivers, Sounds, and Beaches Clean

February 25, 2020

NC water related efforts in Eastern NC to educate and implement new objectives to help clean marine debris from coastal North Carolina estuaries, rivers, beaches, sounds, and other waterways where there exists a fragile ecosystem for marine life including endangered and threatened sea turtles.

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Carteret Big Sweep Teams Up With Ocean Conservancy For Coastal Cleanup

(September 2019) Carteret Big Sweep has announced that they are teaming up with Ocean Conservancy for the 34th International Coastal Cleanup this coming weekend.

Local officials are asking businesses, municipalities, and volunteers to help with this event by removing trash and debris from area beaches, waterways, lakes, rivers, parks, and roadways in an effort to protect the environment and beautification.

Last years efforts in tandem with the national effort, the Carteret community helped remove over 53,705 lbs of trash from area natural resources.

Filed: Carteret Big Sweep, Ocean Conservancy, natural resources cleanup

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Commissioner John Nash Announces $1 Million Grant For Cedar Point Recreational Park

(September 2019) Commissioner John Nash has announced that the Town of Cedar Point NC will receive a $1,011,756 grant from the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund to help fund a local recreational park along the White Oak River.

The Town of Cedar Point worked with the N.C. Coastal Federation which is a state program to help local governments and non-profits help to protect water quality.

Mayor Scott Hatsell is on record as saying that town clerk and interim town administrator Jayne Calhoun was the driving force behind the grant application.

Commissioner John Nash routinely talks about the proposed recreational park and other issues that are important to Cedar Point residents on his Facebook page.

Filed: Western Carteret News

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The Boathouse At Front Street Village In Beaufort NC Sold To Florida Based Marina Company

(August 2019) Wendi and Bucky Oliver have announced that they have sold The Boathouse at Front Street Village in Beaufort NC to Southern Marinas which is based out of Florida. The Oliver’s have owned and operated The Boathouse since 2008.

Sitting at the East end of Taylor’s Creek, The Boathouse offers boaters convenient access to the intracoastal waterway and is frequented by boaters on the way to Shackleford Banks and Cape Lookout.

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There is no word on whether Southern Marinas will continue to offer dry stack storage, and the other services the Front Street Village experience offered. In a press release to the Carteret News Times, Mr. Oliver was quoted as saying that he feels the employees of the business will benefit from this acquisition as Southern Marinas has an extensive background in running marinas.

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Radio Island Public Beach Access In Beaufort NC And Carteret County

Tourism information for visitors to the Radio Island public beach access in Beaufort NC and Carteret County. This area offers a calm water/no waves swimming area for children along the Beaufort inlet, public showers, public restrooms, ample parking, and trails through the sand dunes to access different vantage points of the area. This is also a great fishing spot.

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Rip Currents Red Flag Warning for Carteret County NC Beaches. Do Not Swim!

Each year, several people drown in rip currents along Carteret County and Crystal Coast NC beaches, and many happened while red flag rip currents warning were posted by beach officials. We believe these deaths are completely preventable with some knowledge and education on this subject. This article will hopefully help those visiting the area to understand what a rip current is, how to avoid them, and what to do if you find yourself in one.

Water events, information, and news.

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